Tippets: Low Water Woes, When Fish Don’t Bite, Dust Impacts on Runoff, Long Rod History

July 13, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Irrigation and severe drought conditions are threatening the Magic Reservoir fishery, and with a dismal forecast for change, salvage orders are on the horizon. Via Idaho Mountain Gazette.
  • Going with your gut instinct isn’t always the right choice, writes Kirk Deeter. Repeat casts over the same fish rarely prove fruitful. And the old adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again” seldom pays off on the river.
  • Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have found that increased dust in the West impacts spring runoff, causing it to melt at a higher rate, causing significant concern for watershed management.
  • Rob Brown reflects on watching the evolution of the long rod for steelhead fishing. “Where the fly fisher armed with a single handed rod had only a few casting sites from whence to deliver hurl his fly,” Brown writes. Read more in the Terrace Standard.